DPR vows to end queues at Abuja petrol stations

Posted by News Express | 4 July 2015 | 2,980 times

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The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said that queues in Abuja would soon disappear as 3.2 million litres of petrol have been released to the city from Suleja Depot on Thursday.

Zonal spokesperson DPR Abuja, Mr Mohammed Saidu made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Friday.

Saidu said the volume supplied on Thursday would bring fuel supply to the city within two days to 9.3 million litres.

He said that 6.1 million litres of fuel was lifted by marketers from Suleja Depot on Wednesday to meet the demand of motorists in Abuja.

He expressed optimism that the situation would improve before next week.

Saidu warned marketers against hoarding or selling above the official pump price, adding that whosoever was caught defrauding or cheating motorists would face the full wrath of the law.

He said that the DPR would take decisive action against such marketers or fuel station owners.

 Meanwhile, queues at fuel stations have reduced, especially at the NNPC Mega fuel Station on Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Central Area, as well as Conoil and Total fuel stations opposite NNPC headquarters.

 NAN reports that the major marketing stations mentioned sell products at the official pump price of N87 per litre, black market operators sell between N120 and N150 per litre. (NAN)

*Photo shows fuel queue at an Abuja filling station.

Source: News Express

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